How to Root Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 on Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKQ8 Firmware

Root ACE LogoSamsung Galaxy ACE S5830 won’t get the Jellybean 4.1 update officially due to hardware limitations, but one can always root their devices so that users can experience custom ROM firmwares and other apps which require the root access. In the coming days, we will be coming up with the custom ROM firmwares which will rope in the goodness of Jellybean and ICS for your Galaxy ACE S5830 smartphone. All thanks to the developers who constantly work harder for developing new sort of custom ROM firmwares. In the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can root your Galaxy ACE S5830.

To check on which firmware your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830in on, you can check from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OSwhere it will show DDKQ8 2.3.6 firmware. Just in case if you are new to rooting and want to know on what exactly the rooting is, then rooting gives the access to the system files which is a must for installing the custom ROM firmwares and the apps which need the rooting access.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner just in case if anything wrong happens to your device, which is a very unlikely event if you follow the procedure which is mentioned below.

  • It’s recommended to back up all the files and data present in your device with the help of below mentioned steps. Once it’s done, and you have backed up all the data, place all the backup target files in your computer so that the same can be restored if any is lost.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • The USB debugging in your Galaxy ACE S5830 can be enabled from the path Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Also, you need to ensure that the device is left with the minimum of 60% so as to make sure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the process of firmware update. Close all tools in your computer like the Antivirus tools, KIES PC Suite and also the firewalls as these tools tend to interrupt the rooting process.

Note: Once the device is rooted, the warranty will get void. The only way with which the warranty can be restored is by re applying the Official firmware update of DDKQ8 from the respective link.

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we will be checking out on what are the instructions with which you can root the device.

  • chris

    rooting software ( DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package) is missing 4m the mediafire location.

    can u do something in this regard??

  • Daremo Sensanome

    Why in the damn hell this MF deal with this stupid thing of rooting a device?
    All portable devices needs to be rooted (or jailbreaked) to reach its full potential… why?
    All due to the sickness of this MF of Steve Jobs?… At the end all devices are rooted or jailbreaked the same. But wasting lots of hours of certain engineers…
    isn’t this stupid!!!????

  • James

    Can someone please re-up the file, the link is dead!

    • demonimp

      dead link please re upload the package

  • Nikita Chavan

    Can you please add the download aagin

    • Pradeep Neela

      its there in the procedure section

      • Bansi

        But that link is not working, the file is deleted from the mediafire server. can anyone who have that file upload and provide the link?

        • Pradeep Neela

          we will come up with the newer update soon for S5830, alternatively you can c heck the same from the GALAXY ACE CATEGORY TOO

  • goutham

    hey , guys . . .
    when i click the link to download , it says that the link is no longer available . . .
    please help me , i am eager to use this version . . .
    Thanks . . .

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes beacuse developer has pulled off the links

  • pep

    The firmware filebto be download isn’t available. Could you please tell me if it can be dowloadnfrom another site or hang it again?

  • Shiva

    The Mediafire links are broken.. They do not work… Can you provide alternate links plzzzz…

    • Pradeep Neela

      developer has pulled off the links

      • bec

        are there any other links?

        • Pradeep Neela

          there are no other links

    • prem

      The media fire link is broken. can u please give me a link to download files. Thanks in advance.

  • Manolix

    Hi Pradeep Neela! Im still waiting for your reply.

    Hi! I was going to the download link “DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package” and the link says “The file you requested has been removed from MediaFire for a violation of our Terms of Service”. Where else can I download the DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package? Thank you.

    • Pradeep Neela


  • Alberto Rechy

    The DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package is no longer available, could you repost a link to the file please? Thanks

    • Pradeep Neela


  • Manolix

    Hi! I was going to the download link “DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package” and the link says “The file you requested has been removed from MediaFire for a violation of our Terms of Service”. Where else can I download the DDKQ8 Gingerbread 2.3.6 Rooting Package? Thank you.

  • nihal

    could you help me for rooting my device???? and whether i can update my ace to ics version of android??

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can , the links are mentioned in the article with which you can root the device

  • nihal

    could you help me for rooting my device???? and whether i can update my ace to ics version of android

  • Tusshar

    I have a samsung galaxy ace s5830 running as 2.3.4. i want to root my phone does it delete all the installed application?Please reply asap.

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply the update

      • the92985

        bad link

  • Hanif

    How to solve “Installation aborted” problem while rooting..

  • Vivek

    after pressing zip from sd card….after some seconds it is saying installation aborted !!!
    HELP !!

  • manu

    hi , can i uninstall system application like default music player and all?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes but you will have to root your phone

      • manu

        thanks pradeep, but when i’m preesing vol up key+ok button and power key the phone is showing ramdump mode

  • Nikhil

    Can i use dis root file for Gingerbread 2.3.6 XWKT7 ???

  • Siddhartha

    I tried like a thousand times to upgrade to 2.3.6 using Kies, but as soon as the firmware download completes, the phone is disconnected and reconnected without upgrade. I have USB debugging enabled.
    So, i was thinking of upgrading this firmware on android 2.3.4. Is it safe?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes itssafe to update

  • wiljan dadia

    hi. may phone got a problem, i got this error.
    the application setup wizard (process has stopped unexpectedly
    what should i do? please help i cant use my phone prperly. :(

  • Priya

    can i use this for 2.3.5

  • bimal

    mine rooted just fine. it only took 15 secs to run.

    i had DDKQ8 firmware but just wanted to root. to go to recovery mode “press menu button and power only ”
    The vol-up menu and power does not work and will take to ARMDUMP screen

    Thank for simple instructions.

  • Arun V

    I had done rooting yesterday. At that time no issue with my phone. But now it won’t accepting any incoming calls. outgoing is there but incoming is getting as miss call. Always number busy. What to do with this issue?

  • Arun V

    It worked! Now I want to know how to move the heavy application like google maps to SD card. I installed Link2SD application. But it failed to move the application to SD card. Anybody knows a solution?

  • Manoj

    i m having galaxy ace with updated firmware version 2,3,6, i tried the steps as u mentioned, I struck with the recovery mode ( Samsung logo-recovery mode ) I tried many times by restarted the mobile and tried the recovery steps , plz help me to root my device

  • Anutosh Ghosh

    everytime in the recovery mode, on selecting the update from sd card, installation is aborted…

    • Pranav

      Even I am having the same problem…:-(

  • Barbarella Buchner

    Thanks! That worked like a charm. :)

  • Anandabehera

    hi bhai i m new to android n i want to no the pros and cons of rooting my ace s5830 could u plz help me and give the details how to to root safely plz thanks

    • Pradeep Neela


  • Helo